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  • Writer's pictureMario Nicolais

Local government boards keep breaking law meant to require transparency and accountability

Local government bodies have often been good ol’ boys (and gals) clubs. Usually, they consist of concerned citizens who have a vision for their communities. But when disagreement and dispute arise, they can become Machiavellian pits of raw political power plays, nontransparency and a lack of accountability.

The past week has highlighted that outcome.

Last Friday a Douglas County judge issued a long-awaited ruling against four members of the Douglas County School Board. Four members of the board used a series of one-on-one meetings to reach the decision to fire former Superintendent Corey Wise in February 2022.

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